Organic fresh produce sales up 9 percent in Q1 – report

Total U.S. organic fresh produce sales for the first quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of last year’s growth, increasing by 9.3 percent.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/04/15/organic-fresh-produce-sales-up-9-percent-in-q1-driven-by-berries-and-salad/

Researchers Use CRISPR to Prevent Eucalyptus Trees from being Invasive- Crop Biotech a Update (April 7, 2021) | ISAAA.org

Researchers Use CRISPR to Prevent Eucalyptus Trees from being Invasive- Crop Biotech Update (April 7, 2021) | ISAAA.org
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T&G to harvest first commercial crop of new “super-sized” blueberries in Australia

T&G Global is set to harvest the first Australian commercial crop of new “super-sized, superior tasting” blueberry varieties to be launched in retail stores this December.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/04/12/tg-to-harvest-first-commercial-crop-of-new-super-sized-blueberries-in-australia/

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about? | Genetic Literacy Project

In this series, we have highlighted the complexities surrounding pesticide use, and the importance of balance instead of extremes and generalizations. A final
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/04/12/pesticides-and-food-its-not-a-black-or-white-issue-part-6-pesticide-residues―something-to-worry-about/

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 5: Soil health ― When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than ‘natural’ organics | Genetic Literacy Project

Most consumers believe organic farming avoids pesticides and prioritizes the health of the environment more than conventional farming. However, this is not
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/04/09/pesticides-and-food-its-not-a-black-or-white-issue-part-5-soil-health―when-synthetic-pesticides-are-more-sustainable-than-natural-organics/